published: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Many help with success of Winter Fest
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast would like to give a big thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who took part in Winter Fest 2013. Because of companies, organizations, and volunteers like those in our wonderful community Winter Fest was a huge success. All of the proceeds will go towards providing one-to-one mentoring relationships in our community to change children's lives for the better, forever.
Thank you to the presenting sponsors - Drs. Vinod and Tarlika Thakkar Foundation.
The Gold Sponsors were Champion for Children Foundation and Publix Charities Foundation.
Sliver Sponsors were TD Bank and Crews Grove, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors were Alan Jay Automotive Management Inc., Budget Bi-Rite Insurance, Citra Harvesting Inc., Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Palms of Sebring, Pathology Associates of Sebring, Progress Energy , Sebring Optimist Club, Sebring Pain Management & Rehab Center Inc., Sun 'N Lake Medical Group, and UnitedHealthcare.
Friend Sponsors were AMSCOT, Barben Fruit Company , Highlands Independent Bank, James V. Lobozzo Jr. PA, John K. McClure PA, and Sheehan & Celaya, P.A.
In-Kind Sponsors came from All Around Septic & Sewer Inc., Avon Park Jaycees, Cohan Radio Group, Denise Grimsley, EMCI - Wireless, Glisson's Animal Supply Inc., Highlands County Citrus Growers, Highlands Today, Mobile Music & More DJ Entertainment, Mountain Top, P.S. Signs & Graphics, Sebring International Raceway, Spring Lake Golf Resort, The Cutting Edge, Toby The Clown Foundation, Walgreens, and Walz Ideation.
Food vendors were Famous Flames BBQ, Heartland Spring Water, Herman Walton Delicious Boiled Peanuts, Kimmy's Sugar Shack, Kiwanis - Weenie Wagon, Loafin' Around Café, M&M Grits, Omar Irizzary and Paradise Hot Dogs.
Activity participants were American Travel Partners, Aqua Bubbles, Big Jack's Heartland Bowl, Dance Unlimited, Desoto City Fire Department, GameOn, Highlands County K-9 Unit, Highlands County Sheriff's Department, Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Rescue, Martial Arts of America, Nala Price, Positive Medical Transport , Sebring High National Art Society, Toby The Clown Foundation, and WellCare Health Plans.
Individual volunteers were Aida Vazquez, Alex Fells, Allie Crawford, Allison Taylor, Angel Wiggins, Anona Neal, Ashley Arndt, Betty Bash, Brittany Cherrington, Brittany Hill, Brittany Palmerton, Caitlin Tribit, Christina Kelly, Clem Wells, Courtney Shands, Diana Correa, Dusty Campbell, Evelyn Barajas, Fico Vazquez, Gabriel Read, Harold Roebuck, Jackie Alonso, Johanny Petrick, Jordan Hay, Josh Petrick, Joy Donglasan, Kaitlyn Truelove, Karen Stevens, Katie Andrews, Kristin Salinder, Leland Boston, Lexy Morris, Luis Rodriguez, Malea Kalina, Matt Collar, Micaela DeVane, Michelle Bash, Michelle Cruz, Norma Librado, Olivia Napper, Olivia Sanchez, Pedro Correa, Rogelio Salazar, Sarah Benevides, Sarah Morris, Shannon Higgins, Sheyla Ravelo, Stephen Wynn, Taryn O'Bannon, Tia Nobles, Tony Vazquez, Verenice Hernandez, and Victor Lopez.
Board members, Winter Fest committee, and staff are Allysun Collar, Andrew Fells, Andria Piekarz, Chuck Stevens, Georgeann Singletary, Gina Taylor, Holly Parker, Jackie Young, Jane Hancock, Kelly Thormahlen, Kris Wheelock, Kristie Sottile, Megan Wenger, Rob Bullock, Terry Thompson, Tyrone Oliver, and Vania Walters.
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